6th - 22nd October 2017

World Literature

Bidisha & Gulwali Passarlay

Asylum & Exile

  • 17
  • Oct

2015

Saturday

2.00pm

Image of BidishaShekhar Bhatia

  • Image of Bidisha

MLF invites you to an afternoon with two inspiring writers on the theme of asylum and exile. We are pleased to welcome back journalist, critic and broadcaster Bidisha, who will introduce her 5th book, Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London, based on her outreach work with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented people.

She will be joined by Gulwali Passarlay, whose first book, The Lightless Sky: An Afghan Refugee Boy’s Journey, documents his passage from his homeland via Iran and the Mediterranean to Lancashire. Gulwali is about to graduate with a degree in Philosophy and Politics from The University of Manchester. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.